Accession Number : AD1043784

Title :   Fragmentation of Solid Materials Using Shock Tubes. Part 2: First Test Series in a Large Diameter Shock Tube

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Protection Engineering Consultants San Antonio United States

Personal Author(s) : Bewick,Bryan ; Rolater,Greg ; Marchand,Kirk ; Ziemba,Adam ; Sanai,Mohsen ; Laney,Culbert

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Report Date : 01 Dec 2017

Pagination or Media Count : 77

Abstract : The report describes the second of four test series done to develop a probabilistic, physics-based model for the fragmentation of building faade components subjected to airblast. The primary objective of this second test series was to measure the response of full-scale samples to relatively long duration, low pressure loads produced by a large explosively-driven shock tube. In three glass window tests, the fragment size and velocity distributions were estimated using rear-view and side-view high-speed video; a Weibull size distribution obtained the best fit. In a concrete masonry unit (CMU) wall test, the fragment size was estimated using physical collection; a power law size distribution obtained the best fit.

Descriptors :   FRAGMENTATION , BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES , blast , shock tubes , test and evaluation

Subject Categories : Explosions
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE